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The last 10 winners of the Eurovision Song Contest

One of the most popular music events in the world is the Eurovision Song Contest, which attracts millions and millions of spectators every year, not only for the music but also for the spectacle that revolves around it. 

Over the last ten years, the Eurovision Song Contest has seen the triumph of very different artists from very different musical genres, from pop to soul to classic rock. 

Here are the last ten winners of the Eurovision Song Contest: one of them, by the way, is competing again this year and according to many is again the number one favourite for the final triumph.

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The last 10 winners of the Eurovision Song Contest
One of the most popular music events in the world is the Eurovision Song Contest, which attracts millions and millions of spectators every year, not only for the music, but also for the spectacle that revolves around it. Over the last 10 years, the Eurovision Song Contest has seen the triumph of very different artists from different musical genres, from pop to soul to rock. Here are the last 10 winners of the Eurovision Song Contest: one of them, by the way, is competing again this year and according to many is again the number one favourite for the final triumph.
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2022: Kalush Orchestra - Stefania (Ukraine)
In the 2022 edition, held in Turin, the winner was the Kalush Orchestra, with a song dedicated to the concept of mother, in all its senses. The group won with 631 points awarded, of which 439 from the televote, obtaining the absolute record of votes from the public in the history of the competition.
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2021: Måneskin - Zitti e Buoni (Italy)
In 2021, Italy won the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time in its history thanks to Måneskin. After their triumph, 'Zitti e Buoni' recorded almost 4 million listens in 24 hours on Spotify, becoming the Italian language song with the most streams ever on Spotify within one day.
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2019: Duncan Laurence - Arcade (Netherlands)
In 2020, the Eurovision Song Contest did not take place due to the pandemic, while in 2019, the Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence's debut single 'Arcade' won, giving the Netherlands its fifth Eurovision victory. The message of the song is very personal: the singer reportedly was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one.
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2018: Netta - Toy (Israel)
In 2018 in Lisbon, Israel's Netta triumphed, leading her state to its fourth victory in the song contest. Israel's last success at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1998.
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2017: Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos dois (Portugal)
'Amar pelos dois' is a very delicate and intense song, written for Salvador Sobral by his sister Luísa, also a songwriter and composer. The song triumphed by receiving an impressive 758 votes on the final night of the Eurovision Song Contest, which took place that year in Kiev, Ukraine.
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2016: Jamala - 1944 (Ukraine)
The lyrics of this song are about the deportation of the Tatars in the 1940s. The singer-songwriter Jamala said she was inspired by the story of her great-grandmother Nazylchan, who escaped deportation at the age of 25 with her four children, one of whom died on the journey.
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2015: Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (Sweden)
'Heroes' was the sixth victory for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. This song managed to win the contest, held in Vienna, by winning 78% of the total available votes.
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2014: Conchita Wurst - Rise like a Phoenix (Austria)
Conchita Wurst's success delivered the second victory for Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest, after the one in 1966. 'Rise like a Phoenix' achieved the final triumph with a score of 290 points.
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2013: Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark)
'Only Teardrops' is Emmelie de Forest's debut single, thanks to which Denmark won this singing event for the third time. The melody of 'Only Teardrops' mixes pop sounds with typical folk elements, thanks to the use of the tin whistle, the wind instrument typical of Celtic music and widely used in Northern Europe.
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2012: Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden)
In 2012, Sweden triumphed with 'Loreen', which took first place with 372 points, receiving at least one point from all participating nations except Italy and Sweden itself. Loreen is competing again this year with 'Tattoo', the favourite for the final victory according to the bookmakers.
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